Author: Osburn Staff Writer

Details of the preliminary US-Mexico trade deal, at a glance

By JOSH BOAK – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) – When President celebrated on Monday the workings of a new deal with that would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, numerous questions were left unsettled. No full text has yet been provided. On Friday, the Trump administration plans to send Congress a formal notice of […]

UN: Idlib offensive could spark worst humanitarian emergency

By EDITH M. LEDERER – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. director of humanitarian operations warned Tuesday that a large-scale Syrian government offensive in the last major rebel stronghold in northern Idlib province “has the potential to create a humanitarian emergency at a scale not yet seen” in the seven-year civil war. called […]

Lithuania: Europe can‘t turn its back on Turkey

Lithuania: Europe can‘t turn its back on Turkey

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Lithuania’s president says that the can’t turn its back on , adding that “it’s necessary to search for solutions to assist ” to help curb terror threats and migration to Europe. Dalia Grybauskaite said after meeting ’s visiting foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, that “ needs Europe and […]

US urges Romania to carry on the anti-graft fight

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – The has urged Romania to push on with efforts to fight corruption and safeguard the rule of law. The statement came after President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani wrote a letter to Romanian leaders criticizing aspects of the country’s anti-corruption fight. In the statement sent to […]

ICC prosecutors: No doubt Congo rebel Ntaganda is guilty

ICC prosecutors: No doubt Congo rebel Ntaganda is guilty

By MIKE CORDER – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Evidence presented at the International Criminal Court trial of a rebel leader known as “The Terminator” proves his guilt on all 18 charges he faces for his alleged role in deadly attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, prosecutors told judges Tuesday in […]

Louisiana delays voting machine contract talks amid protest

By MELINDA DESLATTE – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana is delaying contract negotiations with the winning bidder for the state’s voting machine replacement work, while it considers a protest of the contract award. Paula Tregre, director of the , has told Secretary of State to refrain from conducting any contract talks until […]

US calls Middle Eastern nations to step up Palestinian aid

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. ambassador to the is calling on Middle Eastern nations to increase aid to Palestinian refugees. The Trump administration slashed funding for the agency aiding Palestinian refugees earlier this year. Nikki Haley said the U.S. cannot be faulted for cutting funding when countries like Saudi Arabia, the […]